Tips On Combating Short Term Memory Loss.
edited: Thursday, April 13, 2006
By Betty L. Torain
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2005
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Continuation of Combating Short Term Memory Loss.
Let's Look at how a family may be feeling about a relative showings signs of short term memory loss. Many times they assume the person has Alzheimer's or some form of dementia. And many times they may begin trying to keep it a secret. I can truly understand why, there is such a stigma with persons suffering with memory loss. Do understand that the person with the problem is expending just as much energy trying to keep it a secret also.
This is when The family need to seek out-side help. This is too big a problem to suffer alone, the longer they wait to get help, the larger the problem becomes.
Get help from friends you can trust.
Maybe they could go with you to the doctor and, even give you the support you will need. Please don't suffer alone.
Contact your church or temple for support also. They can only help when you let them know what your needs are. Ask for prayers and, directions during this time of suffering and confusion.
God is a present help in times of trouble.
This may not be a good time for the suffer to make new friends but, please let them stay in contact with as many people as he/she can tolerate.
If he/she is able to attend worship services let them attend with your protection and support. They seem to do best singing the old songs that were part of their past experiences
. Please remember you will assist them in their thinking not take charge of their minds. Give them space to be a person with a mind.
If being in public causes too much stress you will have to decide how you
will arrange for your love one to get his/her social needs met.
It can be emotionally and spiritually draining for a family to accept seeing their love ones suffer. But remember it can be reversed. Do what you can, seek the help available for you and let God do the rest. God bless you.